10 Big Singles Turning 25 In… 2017

Looking back in time… memorable moments in sonic history!


10 Smashing singles released in 1992, turning 25 in 2017.
Here’s some timeless magic. Start the jukebox!…

1/’Motorcycle Emptiness’ by MANIC STREET PREACHERS
Best track from double debut album Generation Terrorists
Released: 1 June 1992

2/’Creep’ by RADIOHEAD
“But I’m a creep, I’m a weirdo” – monumental debut single from ‘Pablo Honey‘…
Released: 21 September 1992

3/ ‘Reverence’ by THE JESUS AND MARY CHAIN
“I wanna die just like Jesus Christ” – from ‘Honey’s Head‘ LP…
Released: March 1992

4/ ‘Sheela-Na-Gig’ by PJ HARVEY
From Dry album & inspired by the Sheela na gig statues…
Released: February 1992

5/ ‘The Drowners’ by SUEDE
The glam rockers’ spectacular debut single…
Released: 11 May 1992

6/ ‘Drive’ by R.E.M.
Melancholic masterpiece from ‘Automatic For The People‘ album…
Released: 1 October 1992

7/ ‘Jump Around’ by HOUSE OF PAIN
Jump Jump Jump Jump Jump Jump Jump – Hip Hop at its bouncy best…
Released: 5 May 1992

8/ ‘Connected’ by STEREO MC’S
Title track & dance floor killer from their 3rd longplayer…
Released: September 1992

9/’Pretend We’re Dead’ by L7
Released: April 1992
When the all female Detroit grunge punks went catchy – on ‘Bricks Are Heavy’ album…

10/ ‘It’s A Shame About Ray’ by THE LEMONHEADS
Vintage Evan Dando pop cut from the same titled album…
Released: June 1992


10 Memorable Albums Turning 25 in… 2017

Looking back in time… memorable moments in sonic history!


Here are 10 memorable albums released in 1992, turning 25 in 2017. Ten big ones that, for different reasons, had an impressive impact back then & still sound monumental today…

1/ ‘Magic And Loss’ by LOU REED
Inspired by the deaths of two close friends. Heartbreaking observations about illness, pain and mortality. Not an easy listening LP, not an easy one to write either. Deeply affecting…
‘Magic And Loss’ on Spotify
Release date: 14 January 1992 – his 16th album

2/ ‘Generation Terrorists’ by MANIC STREET PREACHERS
Their (double) debut LP didn’t sell 9 million copies as predicted but the Manics slashed and burned big time & made it loudly clear to all that they weren’t a one-noisy-album-wonder…
‘Generation Terrorists’ on Spotify
Release date: 10 February 1992

3/ ‘Code: Selfish’ by THE FALL
Techno influenced guitars, electronic dance rhythms and Mark E. Smith on harsh corrosive and visionary mode. Spectacular! Included one of their rare hit singles with ‘Free Range’.
‘Code: Selfish’ on You Tube
Release date: 23 March 1992 – 14th The Fall album

4/ ‘Lazer Guided Melodies’ by SPIRITUALIZED
After psychedelia explorers Spaceman 3 broke up Jason Pierce came back with a new band and a most innovative dream-pop album. Spacey symphonies to get completely lost in…
‘Lazer Guided Melodies’ on Spotify
Release date: 30 March 1992

5/ ‘Slanted And Enchanted’ by PAVEMENT
Californian frontman Stephen Malkmus’ homemade sonic dreams sounded messy, out
of tune, rough and damn cool. Glorious debut album that changed indie rock radically…
‘Slanted and Enchanted’ on Spotify
Release date: 20 April 1992

6/ ‘Henry’s Dream’ by NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS
The Australian legend and his fab cohorts explored love, lust and death as never before. Drama from start to finish as only Nick Cave can orchestrate so intensely and powerfully.
‘Henry’s Dream’ on Spotify
Release date: 27 April 1992 – 7th album by Cave & his Seeds

7/ ‘It’s A Shame About Ray’ by THE LEMONHEADS
Jingle jangle pop brilliance with a catchy & punky edge. Evan Dando on his way to stardom!
‘It’s A Shame About Ray’ on Spotify
Release date: 2 June 1992 – their 5th album

8/ ‘Bone Machine’ by TOM WAITS
An ominous masterpiece about the fragility and the decay of human life by the poetic punk howler. Dismal in content, rattling in tone, fervid in vocal scariness. To the bone!…
Bone Machine on Spotify
Release date: 8 September 1992 – the legend’s 10th LP

9/ ‘Automatic For The People’ by R.E.M.
A gloomy magnum opus for heart and soul. Timeless, epic songwriting as we know it…
‘Automatic For The People’ on Spotify
Release date: 5 October 1992 –  their 8th longplayer

10/ ‘Rage Against the Machine’ by RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE
A smashing ‘fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me’ debut LP. Furious, metallic rap protest…
‘Rage Against The Machine’ on Spotify
Release date: 3 November 1992